Ocala/Gainesville Attorney- Unpaid Wages/Overtime

Time and a Half

FLSA is a federal law that generally requires employers to pay overtime wages of time and a half (1 ½) to certain employees for work performed in excess of forty (40) hours per week.  This may include employees who work forced to work “off the clock” to those who were told they are “exempt” but truly are not. In addition, employer ask employees to take "comp" time instead of overtime wage.  Most employees should be paid time and a half for each hour they work over 40 in a workweek.

There are time limits that will bar your from filing any claims for overtime and unpaid wages. 

Under Federal FLSA, the time period for which you can file a claim against your employer for unpaid wages is 2 years from the date of the violation, but in some cases you have 3 years (willful violations).  Under statute, the employer that violated the law should pay an employee's reasonable attorney’s fees, costs and expenses.

Federal law and Florida state laws prohibit employers from firing or harassing an employee or discriminating against an employee for bringing a wage and hour claim, or for testifying about that claim. If an employer does retaliate against such an employee, it can be held civilly responsible for such unlawful actions.



Recent News at RLF

  • Danialle Riggins was the guest speaker for the educational seminar for the Marion County Roadbuilders Association on September 23, 2010.
  • Riggins Law is proud to annouce its newest staff member Kelly Stutson, legal assistant.
  • Riggins Law is proud to annouce its newest staff member Anthony Riggins, office manager.
  • Attorney Riggins has been re-appointed to serve on the Florida Bar Student Education/Admissions to the The Bar Committee.
  • Riggins Law Firm is proud to announce that Crystal Dozier ha joined our legal team as a legal assistant.
  • Riggins Law Firm  congratulates Danialle Riggins for her recent appointment to Communications Chair for the local Ocala chapter of ABWA.